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The Future

Ways to Invest in Girls

Our country is in the middle of a mental health crisis – and girls are at its epicenter. To support girls with high levels of need, we are committed to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness. To help mitigate the financial challenges that so many of our local families are experiencing today, our organization remains dedicated to ensuring that ALL girls have opportunities to participate in our premier leadership programming, especially during such trying times.

Matching Gifts and Volunteer Grants

Employer matching is one of the easiest ways to increase your contribution and maximize your charitable giving! Email for help finding if your employer offers volunteer grants or matches donations! 

Financial Assistance for Girls/Family Partnership

As a family member of a Girl Scout, you know what Girl Scouting has meant to your girl.  You have seen her make friends, you have seen her try new things and you have seen her confidence blossom!  Your donation to our Family Partnership Campaign goes directly to our financial assistance program, which covers the cost of camp sessions, events, and all the expenses of joining a troop. Our Council does not turn away any girl who wishes to be a Girl Scout and generous support from families like yours help make that possible.

Learn more about Family Partnership

Designate your gift to our financial assistance program today!

Support Camp and Outdoor Experience

Are you passionate about sending a G.I.R.L to camp? While we work to keep camp affordable, there are girls whose financial situation is such that it is not possible. Help girls learn about this amazing world we live in, make life-long friends, and build their confidence while they try new things at camp with your gift to the Campership Fund.

Do you love your local Girl Scout camp property? Help us make improvements to camp properties so that we can serve more girls and make even more memorable experiences for those who attend your local camp.

Do you simply believe that camp and the outdoors are for every girl? 

Designate your gift to our camp and outdoor experiences today!

Amazon Smile

Support Girl Scouts while you shop! Make sure to designate the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes through AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to our Council. AmazonSmile has the same products, same prices, and same service as the Amazon you know. Just make sure to start shopping through Amazon Smile in order to give to our Council today!

Juliette Gordon Low Society

For the Future of Girls and the Girls of the Future
When you make a planned gift to Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, you bestow the gift of Girl Scouting to future generations of girls. Your thoughtful and generous gift will support and sustain Girl Scouting and will extend your involvement with the Movement beyond your lifetime. Your legacy will shine through the smiles, the laughter and the achievements of Girl Scouts for years to come. Please contact Girl Scouts for more information about becoming a member of the JGL Society or to inform us of your plans to help ensure the legacy of Girl Scouting by providing a gift to Girl Scouts in your estate plans. The JGL Society celebrates planned gifts to Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. Such gifts can include naming Girl Scouts as beneficiary of a:

  • Charitable bequest from wills
  • Making GSNWGL the beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy
  • Naming GSNWGL the primary or contingent beneficiary on retirement programs
  • Charitable remainder trusts

To learn more about the JGL Society - our planned giving society.

Monthly Giving

By making a monthly, recurring gift to Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, you are taking advantage of an affordable option for yourself while creating continuous opportunities for our girls. Simply choose the recurring option of your choice on our easy.

Set up your pledge online today!

Honors & Memorials

Was your grandmother a Girl Scout? Maybe your favorite aunt just loved causes that support girls and women. Consider showing your appreciation of their love of Girl Scouts on a special occasion or honor the memory of a loved one through a gift to Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. Simply choose the tribute box on our easy online donation form. 


Gifts of Stock & Securities

Gifts of Stock is an appreciated method to contribute to Girl Scouts. Donating issued stocks and/or bonds provides you with the opportunity to make a substantial gift to our council while avoiding capital gains taxes. As a donor, you will receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value and you will pay no capital gains tax on the transfer.  Pending the stock option, this may be more beneficial to you than giving cash.

Please review our Procedure for Donation of Securities.

In Kind Gifts

A Gift In-Kind is a special gift of a good or service that benefits our girls and council.  We accept and encourage Gifts In-Kind for special fundraising events, camps, and programs for our girls and supporters. If you are interested in donating a Gift In-Kind, please contact us so we can ensure it’s a fit with our current needs.

One of the easiest ways to support GSNWGL as girls learn new things and have great adventures is to shop our wish lists on Amazon. Buy the supplies girls need from the convenience of home! Your order and let Amazon do the rest. Check out all the amazing choices! When you have picked out your items and are ready to check out, please type your name and preferred contact information in the "gift message" box to receive a thank you note and tax letter from headquarters. Thank you for giving!

Gifts of Time

At Girl Scouts, we are always seeking extra hands to help, no matter what the project or event. In addition to the elected Board of Directors, volunteer committees contribute significantly to the success of our council. With annual events and fundraisers, we seek committees and task groups to help guide and support our shared passion for the Girl Scout mission.

Check out our volunteer opportunities, including our available governance positions.

Contact us at 888.747.6945 or email for more information about our governance opportunities.

Corporate Giving

Girl Scouts understands your desire to make a meaningful impact on your community. Our unique partnership approach matches your company’s interests with community involvement goals. Our comprehensive mix of girl-focused opportunities means we can build the best possible partnerships!

Find out more!

Major Giving


Since 1912 the Girl Scout organization has been teaching girls the skills necessary to confidently navigate spaces traditionally reserved for men and boys, changing the landscape of leadership wherever they go. Forget fitting into glass slippers, it’s all about smashing glass ceilings and our unique leadership development programming delivered in a single-gender environment delivers new experiences through supported risk-taking.

Additional Information

Want to mail in your gift? Use our printable Pledge Form.

Have questions or want to talk more about giving to Girl Scouts? Contact us at 888.747.6945 or email

Checks should be made out to Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes.

Please send your donation to Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Attention: Development, 4693 N. Lynndale Drive, Appleton, WI 54913